Child Custody Maintained

Matt’s client had lost custody of his child after he went to prison.

His ex-wife filed writ of habeas corpus and took the child from the stepmother, with who the child was most comfortable with.

Matt filed an intervention under Tex R. Civ. Proc. Petition for Modification with a special pleading requesting the court to authorize standing under Tex. Fam. Code Ch. 102 (9).

After the father was released from prison, Matt filed a counterpetition, a writ of habeas corpus, and a motion for the judge to confer with the child.

The case was tried over the course of 5 hours, and despite the father having recently been to prison, Matt was able to demonstrate to the judge that the best interest of the child was served by the father maintaining primary custody.

About The Attorney

Matt Zimmerman Family Law Attorney

Matt’s passion for the law has led him to develop a broad-based practice that touches on almost every area of law that affects individuals in their everyday lives and small business representation. He also speaks Spanish.


Attorney Matt Zimmerman works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families. This is a selection of one of his many successful results, settlements, and verdicts. Every case and client is unique and depends upon the individual facts and circumstances of each case. Clients may or may not obtain the same or similar results in each case.